Regional Training Seminar: Dakar, Senegal (24-26 April 2013)
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information held a Regional Training Seminar in Dakar, Senegal, on 24-26 April 2013. This important event hosted by the World Bank was attended by 20 experts from tax authorities in 8 francophone African countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Morocco, Niger, Senegal and Tunisia). Most of these countries are recent members of the Global Forum and will be undergoing Phase 1 peer reviews in 2014. Belgium and Qatar kindly provided expert trainers for the seminar.
Dakar, Senegal - 26 April 2013
This seminar focused on the peer review process and how to be best prepared for the evaluation of the jurisdiction’s legal and regulatory framework for the exchange of information (Phase 1). The full range of available exchange of information instruments was also presented to participants (Double tax conventions, Tax information exchange agreements, regional instruments and the Multilateral convention) with specificities of each instrument.
The seminar finally provided participants an opportunity to meet others who are involved in the international sharing of information for tax purposes and share experiences in the field of transparency and exchange of information.